Disposition and Health

Most of us, at one time or another, have encountered a feeling of downright antipathy when we have been faced with the necessity of self-correction. We have argued to ourselves that our dispositions are natural to us and it is futile to do anything about them.

Mrs. Eddy perceived this quirk of human nature. She tells us: "The nature of the individual, more stubborn than the circumstance, will always be found arguing for itself,—its habits, tastes, and indulgences. This material nature strives to tip the beam against the spiritual nature; for the flesh strives against Spirit,— against whatever or whoever opposes evil,—and weighs mightily in the scale against man's high destiny." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 119;

However, thanks to Mrs. Eddy's discovery of the Science of Life, the destructive, disruptive foibles of human personality can be corrected. This is done through a scientific understanding of God as the one and only Mind, or governing Principle, and of man as His spiritual image reflecting the harmony and perfection of the divine nature.

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April 14, 1973

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